Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm
We challenge and motivate each student to take responsibility in becoming open-minded and engaged global citizens, who are kind, empathetic, progressive and respectful.
Definition of International Mindedness:
International mindedness is the ability to be open-minded, adaptable, appreciative, and respectful of other cultures and one’s own, and to be actively involved in global issues.
Definition of Learning:
Learning is a continuous journey of personal growth and development of knowledge, skills, and understanding. We encourage our students to take an active role in their learning and in our school community.
Learning is optimal when there is a balance between academic, social and emotional experiences.
Learning consists of three components: Knowledge, Skills and Understanding.
Knowledge is learned through study, focus on key concepts, contextual learning opportunities, and by reading and writing, and is assessed by tests, quizzes, projects, presentations and other opportunities given for students to relate to knowledge concepts.
Skills are developed through demonstration, practical experience and repeated engagement, and are assessed in practical contexts using scoring rubrics that identify skills levels which allow for student self-reflection, peer feedback, and teacher feedback and advice to advance to higher skills levels.
Understanding is developed and evaluated in interpreting contextual situations, some of which may be unfamiliar, that call for analysis, application of knowledge and skills, perspective-taking, and higher more abstract critical thinking capabilities.
The connection between home and school is vital for developing the learner’s identity. In school, learning is deliberate and rigorous in meeting the individual needs. It is a process supported by our age appropriate curriculums; IPC, IMYC, and reflection is a key element of this process.